Fisher, Bernard




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1869  121  2194 (68) 2
1870  115  2217 (55) 10
1871  100  2228 (47) 14
1872  101  2232 (45) 13
1873  92  2253 (43) 15
1874  81  2273 (43) 16
1875  76  2300 (44) 13
1876  92  2250 (44) 13
1877  114  2212 (46) 9
1878  100  2231 (47) 14
1879  89  2259 (55) 0
1880  84  2288 (57) 0
1881  80  2316 (53) 0
1882  77  2345 (42) 26
1883  78  2371 (40) 40
1884  87  2359 (58) 0
1885  94  2346 (70) 0
1886  103  2333 (80) 0
1887  112  2320 (87) 0
1888  121  2307 (93) 0
1889  135  2295 (98) 0
1890  152  2282 (103) 0
1891  163  2269 (106) 0
1892  180  2256 (109) 0
1893  199  2243 (112) 0
1894  207  2231 (114) 0
1895  217  2218 (115) 0
1896  231  2205 (116) 0
1897  238  2192 (117) 0
1898  262  2179 (118) 0
1899  287  2167 (118) 0
1900  294  2154 (117) 0
1901  327  2141 (116) 0
1902  350  2128 (115) 0
1903  372  2115 (113) 0
1904  403  2103 (111) 0
1905  440  2090 (109) 0
1906  473  2077 (106) 0
1907  502  2064 (102) 0
1908  523  2051 (97) 0
1909  569  2039 (92) 0
1910  577  2026 (86) 9

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Fisher, Bernard William  
Born: 1836
Died: 10 Apr. 1914
 
Notes:
Tim Harding (personal communication) gives date of birth as '1836/1837'. Forster (p.92) gives 'c1836'. Steve Mann gives '1836/37'. Forster gives year of death as 1810. Steve Mann had date of death as 10-04-1914. The Chess Players' Quarterly Chronicle of Oct. 1870 (vol.2, p.150) has 'W.B. Fisher'.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 225
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 137
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 92, 959
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 120
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 266, 268
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 76
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 12, Aug. 1851, page 255
   [CPC], vol. 3, June 1872, page 89
   [CPQC], vol. 1, Nov. 1868, page 117
   [CPQC], vol. 1, Apr. 1869, page 172
   [CPQC], vol. 2, Oct. 1870, page 150
   [CPQC], vol. 2, Feb. 1871, page 217
   [CPQC], vol. 2, June 1871, page 284
   [CW], vol. 4, Sep. 1868, page 229
   [ILN], vol. 52, 18 Apr. 1868, page 395
   [ILN], vol. 53, 22 Aug. 1868, page 187
   [ILN], vol. 60, 8 June 1872, page 555
   [ILN], vol. 64, 27 June 1874, page 619
   [ILN], vol. 69, 1 July 1876, page 23
   [WP], vol. 3, 1 Sep. 1870, page 70
   [WP], vol. 4, 1 July 1871, page 43
Web
   Hilbert, John S.  [The Reverend Charles Edward Ranken and Mid-Victorian Correspondence Chess]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1868: YCA, 1st Annual Meeting, York]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - Bernard William Fisher]
   Sericano, C.  [Malvern 1871]

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Wayte, W. - Fisher, B.W. 1871         (s)     1   -   1      Wayte, W. gave odds of pawn and move
Donisthorpe, W. - Fisher, B.W. 1882 (1)         (f)     7.5   -   4.5
Donisthorpe, W. - Fisher, B.W. 1882 (2)         (f)     0   -   5
Mason, Ja. - Fisher, B.W. 1883         (f)     5   -   2      Mason, Ja. gave odds of a knight

Tournament data

York 1869 (2)     Yorkshire Chess Association - Handicap Tournament    
  Fisher, B.W. - Ranken, C.E.     1 - 0          Ranken, C.E. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Fisher, B.W. - Ball, A.     0 - 1    
Newcastle 1870 (1)     1st Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     6  /  9
Newcastle 1870 (3)     1st Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament B    
  Fisher, B.W. - Stephens, W.H.G.     0 - 1    
Birmingham 1871     Birmingham - Worcester Club Match    
  Fisher, B.W. - Halford, J.     1.5 - 0.5    
Malvern 1871 (1)     2nd Counties Chess Association Meeting, 3rd British Chess Association Challenge Cup     5.5  /  9
Malvern 1871 (3)     2nd Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Fisher, B.W. - Thorold, E.     0 - 1          Thorold, E. gave odds of pawn and move
Malvern 1872 (1)     3rd Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     6.5  /  13
Birmingham 1873 (1)     Birmingham - Worcester Club Match    
  Fisher, B.W. - Halford, J.     0 - 1    
Bristol 1873 (1)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Fisher, B.W. - Martin, Wi.     0 - 1          Fisher, B.W. gave odds of pawn and move
  Fisher, B.W. - Kempson, S.G.     1 - 0          Fisher, B.W. gave odds of pawn and move
  Fisher, B.W. - Archdall, T.H.     1 - 0    
  Fisher, B.W. - Wayte, W.     0 - 1          Wayte, W. gave odds of pawn and move
  Fisher, B.W. - Thomson, W.     1 - 0          Thomson, W. gave odds of pawn and move
Bristol 1873 (3)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Section B     5.5  /  9
Birmingham 1874 (1)     Birmingham - Cheltenham Club Match    
  Fisher, B.W. - Benbow, C.W.     2 - 1    
Birmingham 1874 (2)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     5  /  10
Birmingham 1874 (4)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap    
  Fisher, B.W. - Kempson, S.G.     1 - 0          Fisher, B.W. gave odds of pawn and move
  Fisher, B.W. - Wallbank, C.     1 - 0          Fisher, B.W. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Fisher, B.W. - Burn, A.     0 - 1          Burn, A. gave odds of pawn and move
Glasgow 1875 (1)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Scotland - England Match    
  Fisher, B.W. - Murray, A.K.     1 - 0    
Glasgow 1875 (2)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     10.5  /  11
Glasgow 1875 (3)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Fisher, B.W. - Minchin, J.I.     0 - 1          Minchin, J.I. gave odds of a pawn for the move
Cheltenham 1876 (1)     7th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Fisher, B.W. - Burn, A.     0 - 1    
  Fisher, B.W. - Cook, W.     1 - 0    
Cheltenham 1876 (3)     7th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     5  /  11
Birmingham 1877 (1)     Counties Chess Association - 1st Class     2  /  10
London 1878 (3)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I     6.5  /  12
London 1878 (5)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Fisher, B.W. - Earnshaw, S.W.     1 - 0    
  Fisher, B.W. - Ensor, F.S.     0 - 1    
Manchester 1882 (1)     12th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I     6  /  9
London 1883 (6)     Vizayanagaram Tournament     20.5  /  25
Birmingham 1883 (2)     13th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I, Section B     6  /  6
Birmingham 1883 (3)     13th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I Play-offs    
  Fisher, B.W. - Thorold, E.     0.5 - 1.5    
Bromley 1910 (2)     12th Kent County Chess Association Tournament     2.5  /  9


Player information updated: 30 Sept. 2018